'Ghost Whisperer' time jump: Discuss.

Ghost Whisperer producers are pondering a five-year jump into the future next season, according to EW's resident scoop king, Michael Ausiello. The jump would allow Melinda and Jim's son, still in the womb in last month's season 4 finale, to suddenly be old enough to show us what Carl the Watcher meant when he said that the boy would be able to do "much, much more" than his mom (who sees and talks to dead people and helps them crossover after making me cry). Though I would miss the sight of Jim (David Conrad) carrying a baby — can we please get a montage? — I'm all for this. (1) Skipping ahead would let us avoid the muck of Melinda (Jennifer Love Hewitt) and Jim, who died and stepped into the body of another man, dealing with the reactions to their quickie wedding. And by then, Jim, who'd just gotten into med school, will have started his residency. (Scrubs are almost as hot on a man as a baby.) (2) We know from Carl that there is a battle of good vs. evil afoot and that Melinda and Jim's son is "the key." There is nothing scarier than a creepy kid. I'm not saying that I want their child to turn evil. Just maybe for Sweeps.

I don't see a downside here. Do you?


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  • Lorie

    I guess I’m OK with this, but like you said, we better get a montage of Jim carrying the baby. I love seeing a hot man gently cradling a baby.

  • CBS Watcher

    I don’t know. I would still watch the show because I really enjoy watching it. I think that all the characters compliment each other well. If for some reason I cannot watch it, I have it pre-set on my DVR. I think that I would like to see them have the baby and utilize this next season to make that leap to five year old child the following season. I just want them to keep this series on and to keep the characters they have now.

  • Stacey

    At first I wasn’t sure. But the more I think about. It might work. As you said. It’s hard to deal with powers for the kid if it’s still a newborn. Although I still would like the premiere to focus on the baby being born and seeing Melind and Jim’s reaction before the morph five years to focus on the older child. Also the child would then be about to start school; which would bring more issues for Melinda and Jim. So I think it might work. Then the child be used. Instead of a baby that has no function of it’s own… We can see what it was like for Melinda with her own son. I am intrigued.

  • daveedt

    this is total BS !! Writers just trying to backtrack their botched storyline, with Jim dying then jumping in another body. JUMPING THE SHARK !!!Reeks of Grey’s Anatomy’s “Denny” storyline.
    LOSE JAMIE KENNEDY, THEN WE CAN TALK.
    just my opinion…..

  • Renee

    I think it would work. That would push us past the baby-toddler days and into a whole new storyline. I love this show and watch it faithfully each week.

  • Renee

    I think it would breathe new life into the show. And wow new storylines that could really be a great addition. Just think of the many plots they could come up with. Plus they get past the baby-toddler stage.
    I watch every week and have it set to record in case I happen to not be home.

  • Danny

    Man, it seems like this was the chance to age Ned five years, too. What are they going to do, keep him from aging, thus undoing the earlier change? Or have him suddenly be graduating from college?

  • Rock Golf

    How about this? Melissa has three babies, all girls, and starts to work for the District Attorney’s office, helping to solve murders. Her husband can travel regularly to San Diego. And she can work with a grumpy police detective!
    Oh, and she has to become blonde!

  • David Williford

    If the writers want to change the focus of the show, that should do it.Too many basic changes and it runs the risk of becoming another “Lost”.

  • Sky

    But what about the date in the book, it had Melinda’s name which, like the others, could mean death in some way or another, and it had her due date why incorporate that if GW writers aren’t going to persue it?

  • kezzie2009

    i felt gutted when i heard this i really wanted to see mel give birth to the baby and her and jim coping with a new born. The more i think about it tho the more im excited hope they pull it off this is my fav show and last season was tough!!!!!

  • ANDREA

    I hope they don’t skip everything that happened in those 5 years!!! the 1st episode should be those 5 years, then the rest of the season should be when the child is 5 years old!! They better not change the actor that plays NED!!!!! I wonder what he would look like 5 years from now. Probably still hot!!!!!

  • Scott Schrantz

    Since when did we need a time jump to have a kid age five years? I remember when kids on sitcoms would suddenly grow up over the summer, no explanations, no apologies. I guess that was a simpler time.

  • Raine

    5 years from now sounds good, but can’t we wait and just work our way there? why jump ahead I’d rather watch a couple seasons of getting there than missing some good stuff that could happen along the way. Time goes farley fast in tv land.

  • Ghost Whisperer watcher

    I really didn’t care for the jumping ahead on Desperate Housewives and I don’t think I would like it on this show. Five years is to much for one year. I agree you don’t have to wait 5 yrs to make him 5 do it in maybe 3. I always enjoyed shows like Reba and Full House, and Raymond, where every season you could see how everyone had grown or changed. But that’s just me.

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